It is said that if a man consumes celery he will be more attractive to women. That right there should be enough to have every guy eating stalks of celery! Celery contains androsterone which is a male hormone. It is released through perspiration. In ancient Roman times, celery was known as an aphrodisiac. Celery juice contains amino acids, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, vitamin A, tryptophan, molybdenum, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium and calcium.
Hippocrates called celery the “nerve calmer” because of its calming effects. Its important concentrations of plant hormones and its oils are what give celery is smell. These oils help to regulate the body’s nervous system. Celery is also effective for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, muscle pains, headaches, for treatment of dehydration, insomnia, inflammation, improving the immune system, diuretic activity, reducing asthma symptoms, treats rheumatism and arthritis. It also prevents cancer. Celery juice contains phthalides and polyacetylenes. These anti-cancer components detoxify carcinogens. White blood cell activity is also enhanced by the coumarins found in celery juice.
Celery juice is one of the best hydrating foods. It is equalizes the pH in our body because it is alkalizing. Celery juice is sodium rich. This is not the same as table salt which is made up of insoluble compounds. Using table salt can lead to ailments such as hardening of the arteries, varicose veins and other illnesses. The sodium found in celery is organic and soluble and allows the body to utilize the other vitamins and minerals that are taken in. When consuming celery juice every cell our body cells are perfectly hydrated.
The vitamins and minerals found in celery juice work in harmony with each other. The stems contain vitamins B1, B6, B2 and vitamin C plus folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acid while the leaves are very high in vitamin A. So be sure to use the whole celery for your juice. The darker the celery the higher amounts of nutrients so remember that when selecting your celery. Also be sure to get organic since it is on the list of 12 foods that have the highest residues of pesticides.
Celery juice is excellent with carrots, apples, kale, spinach, beets, cucumbers and basically any fruits and/or vegetables because of its high water content. We also have an excellent apple celery juice recipe for you to enjoy.